Weekly news round up – 14th September 2012

Health and care

  • It’s not just teenagers hitting the bottle – Telegraph
  • Eye test clue to Alzheimers – Express


  • Funeral costs up 71% since 2004 – Guardian
  • Banks refuse mortgages for older borrowers – This Money
  • Scots gloomy over pension pots – Scotsman

Politics and society

  • ‘No excuse’ for using drugs to keep the elderly manageable in care homes – Scotsman

Something for the weekend

  • Over fifty and not in the shade – Express

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